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  • can't happen
    The traditional program comment for code executed under a condition that should never be true, for example a file size computed as negative. ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: wave a dead chicken 

    wave a dead chicken


    v. To perform a ritual in the direction of crashed software or hardware that one believes to be futile but is nevertheless necessary so that others are satisfied that an appropriate degree of effort has been expended. "I'll wave a dead chicken over the source code, but I really think we've run into an OS bug." Compare voodoo programming, rain dance.